The hotel provides free pick-up from the ferry terminal (which is just a few minutes away), although the van seemed a little small considering the number of people headed there. We were welcomed with a very bizarre dance by hotel staff which was just unnecessary and which they did not seem to enjoy. Free cold towels and a drink upon arrival.
Room-wise, we requested for rooms in the new wing so it was great - rooms were spacious, cleaned every day, comfortable beds, towels provided, etc. I was afraid it would be noisy because of the large number of groups that stay there, but it was quiet enough. Our rooms overlooked the pool, and there were plenty of channels to choose from if you want to watch TV. The wi-fi signal was strong in the rooms and in most parts of the hotel.
There is a gym and a pool (although there is some construction going on in the middle) in the hotel - nothing particularly impressive, but it was good enough. Breakfast buffet was pretty good in terms of variety and quantity - there were different dishes on the two days we had breakfast there.
Service was excellent - the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating to our requests.
The only drawback was the distance from everything else. The hotel provides taxi services for about 240, 0000 Rp for a two-way trip to Nagoya Hills which is reasonable I guess, considering the city is 20-30 minutes away. You can try flagging taxis from the main road outside, but I'm not sure about the availability there - if you're in a group, the rates offered by the hotel should be pretty acceptable.
Overall a satisfactory stay, and I would come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly resort facing the strait of Singapore and the sea view with spacious accommodation and giant free form swimming pool. Strategic destination and a perfect vacation spot for couples, families or business purposes. With 308 rooms and suites including 20 cabanas, this hotel has the largest number of room provided in Funky and Trendy Wing.Harris Funky will cater the needs of your most discerning family member while easily keeping the whole group occupied and satisfied. Harris Trendy has the newest and trendiest all inclusive concepts, reserved exclusively for couples and singles over 18 years old of age. Asia’s one of its kind, an all inclusive concept welcomes couples and singles to experience carefree days and endless irresistible nights in Batam. The over 18, adults-only atmosphere allows event the most conventional of guest to throw caution-to-the-wind and experience life like never before. Located just 40 minutes away from Harbourfront Center Singapore, Harris Resort Batam try to persuade its guests to linger with a plethora of water sports & indoor entertainment in the form of a ten-lane bowling alley, Squash & billiards, Go kart, Flying Fox or sea sport activities. Soothe the muscles with one of our treatments at the spa, foot reflexology facilities or head to the giant free-form pool. The H-Spa an oasis of calm and serenity with breathtaking sea views and sunset in the afternoon, provide Harris Fans with a haven to luxuriate and pamper themselves with a selection of Body and Facial treatments masterfully executed by highly trained therapists. Five outlets to ease hunger pains are available by providing Indonesian, Asian and Western cuisines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harris Resort Batam Waterfront Hotel Batam
- Batam Harris Hotel